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Lot 218





Estimate: 4'500 CHF   |   Starting price: 3'600 CHF Price realized: 5'000 CHF
The Roman Empire
Trajan, 98 – 117
Aureus circa 107-108, AV 6.99 g. IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust r., wearing aegis. Rev. COS V P P S P Q R OPTIMO PRINC Octastyle temple, adorned with five statues; within, statue of Jupiter standing. C 97 var. (without aegis). BMC 354 note. RIC 146 var. (without aegis). CBN 253 var. (without aegis). Calicó 1011. Woytek 267r.
An extremely rare variety, apparently only the third specimen known of a very rare type.
Several edge marks, possible traces of mounting, otherwise very fine / good very fine

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